Alternative Keyboards


 

IntelliKeys

IntelliKeys

Provides access for anyone with physical, visual, or cognitive disabilities who has difficulty using a standard keyboard.

 

BigKeys Plus

BigKeys Plus
  • Manufacturer:
  • BigKeys Company
  • bigkeys.com
  • Approx. Price: $160

BigKeys Plus is for Early Learners and others with basic keyboard needs who would benefit from the simple keyboard layout and large keys. Shift key, backspace key, F1-F10 keys, and limited puncuation.
QWERTY or ABC Layout

 

BigKeys LX

BigKeys LX
  • Manufacturer:
  • BigKeys Company
  • bigkeys.com
  • Approx. Price: Keyboard: $160

BigKeys LX is for users who want a full-featured keyboard, but who need large keys in order to locate and operate the keys. Includes all special characters found on a standard keyboard, with the exception of the numeric keypad, Scroll Lock, and Pause/Break.

 

BigKeys Keyguards

BigKeys Key Guards
  • Manufacturer:
  • BigKeys Company
  • bigkeys.com
  • Approx. Price: Keyguard: $80

Attaches easily to keyboard and helps to stabilize fingers on the right key while minimizing errors.

 

VisionBoard

Vision Board

Created for anyone who struggles with vision or dexterity issues. It has oversized keys for better control and contact, large-print letters and numbers to improve readability, and high-contrast lettering. Current Model is VisionBoard2

 

ZoomText Keyboard

Zoom Text Keyboard
  • Manufacturer:
  • Ai Squared
  • aisquared.com
  • Approx. Price: $100 If purchased
  • with ZoomText
  • Software price is only $80

Large Print Keyboard provides large, high-contrast lettering that’s easy to see, even in low light conditions. The ZoomText Keyboard also includes 16 programmable feature keys, allowing you to access your favorite ZoomText, Internet and multimedia commands with a touch of a button.

 

Keys U See

Keys You See

The perfect replacement keyboards for anyone who has a hard time seeing the letters on their computer keyboard. The large print keyboards are also great for anyone working in low light conditions or are learning to type.

 

GoldTouch

Gold Touch

The Adjustable Ergonomic Keyboard allows you to adjust the two alphanumeric sections both horizontally and vertically to suit your individual body requirements. This helps you assume a more natural posture that is conducive to improving comfort and productivity while using your computer.

 

Maxim Keyboard

Maxim Keyboard

The Maxim Keyboard's split design and full customization options make it an excellent device. The keyboard's two halves can be set to a variety of angles and will therefore feel comfortable to anyone.

 

LittleFingers

Little Fingers

Reduced, a fully functioning keyboard to enhance your students' ability to learn proper computing and keyboarding skills. The first and only keyboard designed especially for small hands.

 

TG3 Low Profile w/Touchpad

TG3 Low Profile

Sealed rubber keyboard with sleek, modern styling - no 'chunky' rubber keys. Excellent tactile feel for true touch typists. Standard red LED backlighting.

 

Mini Touch

Mini Touch
  • Manufacturer:
  • Adesso
  • adesso.com
  • Approx. Cost: $47.35

Keyboard provides a built-in touchpad technology, in a small compact size. The keyboard’s integrated touchpad is conveniently located in a central position on the built-in wrist rest for additional comfort and mini wrist strain.

 

Slim Touch Mini

Slim Touch
  • Manufacturer:
  • Adesso
  • adesso.com
  • Approx. Price: $78.91

Keyboard is perfect for tight spaces, including living rooms, stations, conference rooms, mobile and workgroup project environments.

 

New Standard Keyboard

New Standard Keyboard

USB connection, no drivers needed. Alphabetical key arrangement so seniors and other first-time typists can easily find keys. 53 keys - about half that of a normal keyboard. Smaller than standard keyboards for portability and easy use without a wide range of motion.

 

Half Keyboard

Half Keyboard

Allows you to type with just one hand, leaving your other hand free for other things. Consists of a half-keyboard with dual key characters imprinted on the keyboard. Each hand uses “normal” fingering to type keys.

 

Half QWERTY

Half QWERTY

The hand is placed like on a normal keyboard. For letters of the other hand, simply hold down the space bar and do the finger movement the other hand would have done. Tapping the space bar still types a space.
Current Model is Half QWERTY 508

 

Chester Keypad

Chester Keyboard

1” keys and bold, easy-to-read lettering for increased visibility and contrast. Can be used with other high contrast keyboards or stand alone. USB compatible with PC or Mac.

 

Big Blue-Tooth Keyboard

Big Blue-Tooth Keyboard

Large blue tooth keyboard compatible with the iPad or any blue tooth compatible device. Letters are ½ inch in size on contrasting colors. Comes in black on yellow or multicolor. Keyguard available upon request.

 

MyBoard

MyBoard

MyBoard-UC features bold, large 1-in/2.5-cm uppercase letter keys that are easy-to-read. Vowels, consonants, numbers, and function keys are color-coded. Compatible with Windows 98SE and newer, and MAC OS 10.1.5 and newer.

 

KinderBoard

KinderBoard

The KinderBoard has bold, large 1-in/2.5-cm keys with easy-to-read numbers and letters, and features color-coded consonants, vowels, numbers, and punctuation marks. Compatible with Windows 98SE and newer, and MAC OS 10.1.5 and newer.

 

BigBlu Bluetooth KinderBoard

BigBlu Bluetooth KinderBoard

Big Blu KinderBoard has bold, large 1-in/2.5-cm keys with easy-to-read numbers and letters, and features color-coded consonants, vowels, numbers, and punctuation marks. Compatible with Bluetooth enabled PC, Mac OS, and iOS devices.

 

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Manufacturer:
  • Nuance
  • www.nuance.com
  • Approx. Price: Home - $100
  • Premier - $200

You can speak to your computer at a normal pace of up to 160 words per minute. Create, edit and format documents. Also lets you create and send e-mail by voice or listen to your messages read aloud.

 

Mouse Button Box

Mouse Button Box

This switch-type Mac and Windows compatible USB computer mouse can also be used as a foot mouse.

 

Noise Canceling Headphones

Noise Cancelling Headphones

Active noise canceling headphones reduce outside ambient noise by 87.4%.

USB 3-in-1 Table Mike

USB 3-in-1 Table Mike

A high sensitive noise cancelling Desktop Microphone with a USB interface and standard input and output sound jacks. Digital control panel with user programmable volume buttons. Detachable and Interchangeable microphone boom with flexible tip for perfect positioning. Great for use with Dragon Dictate.

Maltron Single Finger/Mouth Stick Keyboard

Maltron Single Finger/Mouth Stick Keyboard

The shape of the Maltron Single Finger/Mouth Stick Keyboard matches natural head movement and the key arrangement minimizes finger or stick activity, raising speed and relieving frustration.

Mini Keyboard 3.0 Bluetooth

Mini Keyboard 3.0 Bluetooth

Adesso Bluetooth Mini Keyboard for iPad, iPad 2/New iPad (iPad 3) - Bluetooth 3.0 Wireless Technology, Water Resistant, 8 iPad Hotkeys, 6 Multimedia Keys, 30ft Range.

USB Mini Keyboard

Mini Keyboard 3.0 Bluetooth
  • Manufacturer:
  • Solid Tek
  • Approx. Price: $27

Small PC USB keyboard 11.5” x 5.5”

 

Pointing Alternatives


 

Tiny Mouse

Tiny Mouse

About half the size of a standard mouse and just right for smaller hands, the Tiny Mouse has optical tracking and colored dotes on the buttons to help those who haven’t quite mastered their left from their right.

 

Evoluent Vertical Mouse

Evoluent Vertical Mouse

The patented shape supports your hand in a fully upright handshake position that eliminates forearm twisting. The grip is the same as an ordinary mouse, just turned sideways into a handshake position. 5 buttons are each programmable with different functions in different applications.

 

Expert Mouse

Expert Mouse

Has four programmable buttons to handle repetitive mouse tasks such as double click or drag lock with a single click. Surrounding the ball is Kensington's Scroll Ring® that puts scrolling right at your fingertips.

 

BIGtrack Trackball

BIGtrack Trackball

The BIGtrack has a 3-inch trackball which makes it the largest trackball available. The large ball requires less fine motor control than a standard trackball. It has a left and a right mouse click button located behind the trackball to avoid unwanted mouse clicks.

 

Roller II Trackball

Roller II Trackball

A large 2.5" trackball. They have separate buttons for left click, right click and drag lock with color corresponding switch ports on the back of the units. A flashing light indicates the drag button has been activated. The Roller II products include a keyguard to help users isolate on the buttons.

 

Orbit Optical Trackball

Orbit Optical Trackball

Hand-hugging design encourages natural finger motion. Fits both large and small hands and works for either right or left handed users.

 

Trackman Marble

Trackman Marble

Left handed? Right handed? When you're working on your computer day and night, and you want more flexibility, the Logitech Trackman Marble will help increase your comfort level.

 

Wave Roller Trackball

Wave Roller Trackball

Precise tracking and cursor control; Free running ball requiring only the lightest touch; Large footprint for stable operation; Color coded buttons mounted sub-flush to prevent accidental activation; Easy ‘plug and play’ installation.

 

Roller II Joystick

Roller II Joystick

The Roller II products include a keyguard to help users isolate on the buttons. The Joystick comes with two alternative handles to accommodate different input needs, T-Bar and Soft Sponge Ball.

 

Rock Adapted Joystick

Rock Adapted Joystick

Has all the functionality of a traditional mouse, including left/right click and double-click, but uses a joystick that requires minimal hand movement for precise cursor control without fatigue. Comes with three interchangeable handles, including a straight stem, a t-bar and a large softball.

 

Zero Tension Mouse

Zero Tension Mouse

Optical mouse allows all of the muscles of the hand, arm and shoulder to relax while hand remains in a vertical position allowing the muscles of the hand, arm and shoulder to relax. A wide scroll wheel on top of the mouse is accessed by the thumb.

 

Ergonomic Mouse

Ergonomic Mouse

An optical mouse that looks like a joystick yet it functions like a mouse. You rest the back of your hand at the base of the mouse and your thumb on the switch at the top of the stick for easy right and left clicks. A third button is located on the handle and can be used as an auto scroll button in Windows or as a standard third programmable button.

 

Smart Cat Touch Pad

Smart Cat Touch Pad

One-touch scroll and zoom in most applications, distinctive sounds for each operation, and more makes the Cirque Smart Cat the most precise, easy-to-use pointing device in its class. Smart Cat measures 4" x 4" x .0375". It has four buttons.

 

Tracker Pro

Tracker Pro

A computer input device that takes the place of a mouse for people with little or no hand movement. Simply plug it in and it works just like a mouse. It tracks a small dot that you can place on your forehead, glasses or the rim of a hat.

 

HeadMouse Extreme

Head Mouse Extreme
  • Manufacturer:
  • Origin Instruments
  • www.orin.com
  • Approx. Price: $995

Replaces the standard computer mouse for people who cannot use or have limited use of their hands when controlling a computer or augmentative communication device. Has a wireless optical sensor which tracks a tiny disposable target that is conveniently placed on the users forehead, glasses, hat, etc.

 

Ergorest Forearm Supports

Ergorest Forearm Supports

An articulating ergonomic support for elbows, forearms, and wrists while computing. It is made from aluminum alloys and tough polyamide nylon fibers. The arm support pad is upholstered with genuine leather for maximum comfort and durability

 

Trackbar

Trackbar

This mouse has an unconventional design with a central mouse bar and scroll wheel that keeps your arms, hands and wrists in the appropriate position to avoid carpal tunnel and repetitive strain injury.

 

TurboBall

Turbo Ball

Keep Hand, Arm & Shoulder Muscles Relaxed. Kensington Turboball.

 

Orbit Mouse

Orbit Mouse

The Orbit® USB/PS2 Trackball gives you the best features of a mouse and a trackball in one easy-to-use input device, so you don't have to make concessions in your computing. Turn the no-win scenario into a win-win for yourself.

 

Vertical Ergo Mouse

Vertical Ergo Mouse

Efficiently relax your arm with brand new grasping way, challenge the limitation of ergonomics.

 

Cruise Cat Track Pad

Cruise Cat Track Pad

Point, scroll, swipe-naturally. With intuitive, gesture-based controls, it's a snap to point, scroll and swipe your way to wherever you go on the Web and more. Plus, the large touch surface gives you plenty of room to let your fingertips do the clicking.

 

Glidepoint Track Pad

Glidepoint Track Pad

Small and portable. Withstands spills and abuse. Thin and comfortable design. One-touch scroll. Both "left" and "right" click functions can be activated by tapping on designated areas of the pad 2-Button Touch-pad with Glidepoint Technology by Cirque Double-tap and hold your finger on the pad, or hold the left button as your finger glides to grab, drag, and highlight any item on-screen.

 

Boomer Foot Mouse

Boomer Foot Mouse

This wireless foot-operated computer mouse has mouse cursor and left/right click capabilities that gives you the full functionality of a traditional computer mouse–no hands required!

 

PC Eye Go with a laptop or tablet computer

PC Eye Go with a laptop or tablet computer

The PCEye Go is a peripheral eye tracker that replaces the standard mouse and enhances computer accessibility with the speed, power and accuracy of gaze interaction.

Wave Wireless Switch-Adapted Trackball

Wave Wireless Switch-Adapted Trackball

Wave features an oversized trackball that requires only the slightest touch. Color-coded buttons allow for left/right clicks and drag lock. Wave also features two switch jacks for alternative access.

3M™ Wired Ergonomic Mouse, Small, EM 500GPS

3M Wired Ergonomic Mouse, Small, EM 500GPS

The 3M keeps your hand and wrist at a neutral angle, while the mouse works as a regular mouse. For right-handed users.

TobiiDynavox PC Eye Mobile

TobiiDynavox PC Eye Mobile

Surface Pro Tablet with PC Eye for eye gaze access. Contact TobiiDynavox for support.